47 years, Master of Engineering for Radio Technologies, Captain during his military service, Sales director for Weatherdock Cooperation with a lot of experience and expertise in OEM and Authorities business. His focus is not only on sales in new markets, but also the support of the product management and development.
Yann graduated from the university of Brest in Engineering Physics and remote sensing, Marine specialization. He started his carrier in 1998, joining a company acting in the field of marine Environnement. Yann served six years as an engineer, working on projects related to scientific software developments for several government clients like IFREMER (French Research Institute for Exploration of the Seas) and SHOM (Hydrographical and Oceanographical Marine Service). He joined in 2004 a company specialized in a broad range of expertise areas within the marine environment sector. Yann has used his experienced to design and implement operational systems for oceanic environmental analysis and forecasting, and for high resolution remote sensing applied to coastal zone management and deep ocean mapping. Since 2008 as the head of the data processing unit at Cerema (Centre for Expertise and Engineering on risks, urban and country planning, environment and mobility) and since 2013 as the head of the Research & Development division in the field of maritime Telecommunications, his experience includes working with the Maritime Affairs and managing projects related to technological maritime surveillance solutions including AIS (Automatic Identification System) terrestrial and space-based communications systems. In 2015, Yann co-founded eOdyn and started to develop a transformative solution to measure ocean surface currents thanks to a patented technology relying on ship trajectory analysis and machine learning.
Now on contract to the US Department of Homeland Security Science & Technology (DHS S&T) as their subject matter expert (SME) for Maritime Domain Awareness and Commercial Earth Observation Space Systems, Guy is the former US Science & Technology Advisor for Maritime Domain Awareness (2003-2012) and creator of both space-based AIS & C-SIGMA, (Collaboration in Space for International Global Maritime Awareness). He also serves as the technical/academic advisor to the Multinational Maritime Security Center of Excellence. Guy has been involved in surveillance operations and systems in the Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, industry, Johns Hopkins’ Applied Physics Lab (JHU/APL) as well as the Department of Homeland Security and its operational elements.
Torkild ERIKSEN is as Principal Scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI). He has a M.S. (1992) and a Ph.D. (1999) in Physics / Electronic Engineering from the University of Oslo. He has been developing space systems and services within the maritime domain since 2000, including satellite AIS and VHF Data Exchange via Satellite (VDE-SAT). His international experience includes work on EU and ESA contracts, secondment to the European Defence Agency and the European Union Satellite Centre (2007-2008), and work for the European Commission – Joint Research Centre, Maritime Affairs Unit (2012-2014), on maritime surveillance capabilities including Copernicus services. Eriksen is currently working as researcher and manager of space-based AIS activities at FFI.
Dr. Torsten Büssow is Vice President of Global Head of Maritime Digital Business Unit (Fleet Performance) at DNVGL. He and his team are providing solutions to improve ships and shipping companies performance. Torsten has joined DNV GL in 2008 and has set up a Maritime Software business around a suite of Shipmanagement applications known as the “ShipManager”. He holds a PhD in decision theory. After a few years at BP he has worked as management consultant at Capgemini, a global management and IT consulting company focussing on logistics and transport clients.
Taro Yoshikawa is founder of Q-Sync Corporation and has over 30 years experiences in power boat and sailing yacht operation (business and pleasure). With his over 35 years experiences in radio telecommunications and computer industries, he is expierenced in AIS promotional activities and providing cos efficient AIS system (type approved) to the market.